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I've had my cruiser for about 4 months and so far I love it with the exception of the horn. I think for such a large vehicle that the horn does not do it justice. So, my friend and I installed the "Big Horn" air horns from Pep Boys (cost ~$30 USD) and man what a difference. They are very loud and when someone is trying to cut you off and you blast those bad boys they get the heck out of the way. I used the existing horn wires so installation was very easy. The benefits so far are enourmous, already I had a lady almost run into me and when I blasted the horns she quickly moved out of my lane. I think this is a minor but very essential mod that perhaps no one has considered but should. Cost and installation is cheap and it includes just about everything you need.

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Just did the same last weekend with a 2 horn high tone / low tone setup that I bought from GI Joes. HUGE difference. Nothing worse than that Yugo-esque beep that Toy gave us from the factory. Cost for mine were about 28 bucks. It's basically a 1/2 :banana: job too. Nice improvement for only a few bucks.
 
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Well unless you son's bell is translucent aluminum then I doubt it would go with my clear/gold decorating scheme this year . But you're on the right track ... my old bell was chromoly you fugly ;-(/)
 
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i got the hella supertoners off ebay for 25dollars. there 118 decibles. there just bellow the abnoxious level. i love em. and i aslo agree that the stock horn on my 100 was inadiquite for driving in new york. but i do spend every weekend in vt at my winter house. i bought my 100 last nov 1st with 44,000 miles and to this date i have 81,000 miles. im glad i got a car that is extremely well built. and built to last
 
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Hey you guys just keep finding me new jobs to do at the weekend - pack it in before SWMBO gets a monk on! :slap:
Seriously the Toy horns are pants, don't like non oem but in this case there is no option.
 
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Shortbus, are yours high pitched or lower? Which model?

So far I've gone through 3 different horns, all bought from scrap or donated and have yet to find a decent sounding one.

Maybe I should just camp near the Lincoln Tunnel some night.
 
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[quote author=Junk link=board=2;threadid=9688;start=msg85673#msg85673 date=1073424107]
Shortbus, are yours high pitched or lower? Which model?

So far I've gone through 3 different horns, all bought from scrap or donated and have yet to find a decent sounding one.

Maybe I should just camp near the Lincoln Tunnel some night.
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Junk...

I'll have to take a picture of the package and post it when I get home this afternoon. Nice little snow/ice storm, so might be a bit of a delay getting around the freakin' moron's who insist on driving their 72 El Camino to work with bald tires. Soon as I get home I'll flash a couple pix. One is high tone, the other is low. Loud and clear. +cheap. :flipoff2:
 
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Hey Junk.... Here's the 411 on the horns.

They're made by Carrand Horns. I got them at a GI-Joes store. Not sure if you've got those in your parts. They're called the "Magnum Blaster Horn", and no I didn't swipe em off a Durango. :flipoff2: 29.98 for the pair. One is a high note, and the other a low note. If they had a middle note, I woulda bought that sucker too. They're 138 decibles. Quieter than the 4 Cadillac horns I used to run on just about all my cars. Found em in a wrecking yard in 1979 in a 66 Fleetwood, and had em till last year. They took a little fitting, but it was worth it. My favorite, was putting them in a 1990 Geo Metro I bought for running around at work. Sounded like a freight train, and nobody could figure out where the noise was coming from. But, they did get out of my way.

Oh... back to the horns. :slap: I finally smoked the old Caddy horns in a honking fit, so I tossed em. These things are pretty loud, and fit in nicely where the factory horns go. When I first installed them, they sat a little high, and one was just about touching the hood when closed. Installed as flws:

1) Made up a new "wiring harness" for them with new female ends
2) Soldered it to the factory harness
3) Trimmed the lip on the factory mounting arms so I could swing the horns downward a bit.
4) Bent the arms back toward the radiator a little, to keep them from rubbing.
5) Plug in and honk.

You can see in the pictures. I put a couple up on my Fotki site. There's one picture of the package below and the others you can link to. So I'm not being a bandwidth whore with too many pix. ::)
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The others are here.... http://public.fotki.com/GoKart3/landcruiser_stuff/misc_cruiser_pix/

If you want the horns and can't find em, PM me. I'll pick up a pair and send em to ya.
 
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Thanks for the info, the PM and the offer. Will look for them around here first and will let you know if I can't find 'em. Thanks again.

Oh, sorry to see you got stuck with a white rig. :flipoff2: :D :D :D :D
 
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[quote author=Junk link=board=2;threadid=9688;start=msg85911#msg85911 date=1073443111]
Thanks for the info, the PM and the offer. Will look for them around here first and will let you know if I can't find 'em. Thanks again.

Oh, sorry to see you got stuck with a white rig. :flipoff2: :D :D :D :D
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Yer welcome.....

Oh, and not only is it White, it doesn't have hubs. Dumb newbs.... Guess I shoulda read the forum first huh!?! White is right baby! :flipoff2: :flipoff2: :flipoff2:
 
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[quote author=Beowulf link=board=2;threadid=9688;start=msg85938#msg85938 date=1073445505]

>> it doesn't have hubs. <<

Wanna bet?

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Wud be a bit funny with NO hubs at all wouldn't it.... :slap:
 
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i got the hella supertoners off ebay for 25dollars. there 118 decibles. there just bellow the abnoxious level. i love em. and i aslo agree that the stock horn on my 100 was inadiquite for driving in new york. but i do spend every weekend in vt at my winter house. i bought my 100 last nov 1st with 44,000 miles and to this date i have 81,000 miles. im glad i got a car that is extremely well built. and built to last

You have part numbers for them?
 

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